City gets home funds

WARREN – The city is receiving its annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds of $1,553,089.

It is receiving $1,109,402 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

The CDBG program provides annual grants to develop urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, as well as providing low- and moderate-income people expanded economic opportunities.

Warren has also received a HOME program grant in the amount of $443,687. The Home program funds housing programs in state and local communities with the goal of expanding the supply of decent and affordable housing for low and very low income families.

“I am happy to announce that the city of Warren has received this important funding. This money will give our community safer, quality housing and expanded economic opportunities for our neighbors,” said Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Niles. “It is important that we keep our cities and towns moving forward, but it is equally important that we do not leave those who need us most behind.”

Mayor Doug Franklin said none of the HOME money will be geared to Sunshine of Warren Trumbull Inc.

The embattled agency has in the past received a percentage of the HOME program funds.